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it a hate crime. >> and it was a big attraction to the u.s. women's soccer team was a big win to send them to the world cup finals. >> and big changes that could be ahead for casey anthony when she gets out of jail in four days. >> absolutely not taking the children out of their home. >> plus, should obese children be taken away from their parents for protection? a controversial topic drawing a lot of attention. woman: saving for our child's college fund was getting expensive. man: yes it was. so to save some money, we taught our 5 year old how to dunk. woman: scholarship! woman: honey go get him. anncr: there's an easier w!t to save. get online. go to geico.com. get a quote. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. >> a new commentary in the country's leading medical journal is sparking a controversy among parents. >> it's as parents of extremely obese children should lose custody of their children. >> the question is whether they should lose custody for not controlling their child's weight. the child would be placed in foster care were the doctors believe they
tax on alcohol goes up 3%. for more information, go to wjla.com. >>> the big holiday getaway is about to get under way. this year, the highways may not be the busiest. >> aaa says the number of holiday drivers will drop this year and a number of air travelers will increase. we go live to reagan national airport where travelers are already heading out this morning. >> that's right passengers traveling through the three area airports should brace for cross because aaa mid-atlantic says local air travel is up 22%. 784,000 dc/metro area drivers will travel by car, aaa says that is down by almost 3% from the same time last year. roads and highways should be a little less crowded even as drivers are enjoying lower gas prices. aaa says most americans will be staying close to home this year. the average distance travelled this week and will be about 573 miles which is down 7% compared to 2010. for those in the city, that will have much to look forward to. on the national mall, organizers are gearing up for the fireworks and a parade. the maryland transportation authority says it is crucial to
>>> good thursday, everybody. i'm contessa brewer covering the big news coast to coast. we begin with breaking news out of texas, where authorities have arrested an army private assigned to fort campbell, kentucky. officials found bomb-making materials in his hotel room. that arrest came after someone reportedly overheard the private threatening to stage an attack on the army post at fort hood. fort hood was the scene of a deadly shooting attack in november 2009. major nadal hassan is accused of killing 13 people and wounding dozens of others. pete williams has the latest from washington now. pete, what do you know about this arrest of the private? >> reporter: right. well, good afternoon. you saw killeen, texas on that map. that's where he was arrested. he's a private first class assigned to fort campbell, but arrested in texas yesterday and according to law enforcement officials, what happened is he went into a gun store in killeen, texas and was asking questions that the gun store owner thought was suspicious. he was also buying smokeless powder which can be used for a variety
of the problem we face as a nation. i'm a big supporter of cut, cap and balance. we had a historic vote last week that i believe was one much the most powerful votes for a taxpayer and to move to a different position wasn't some where i could go. no, it wasn't difficult. >> greta: it had some wording about a balanced budget. that didn't satisfy you? >> that was after $900 billion released and credit extended as a nation. we were saying you can have 900 billion more dollars to spend but later we will consider a balanced budget amendment. my position is we need to discuss the reforms in place now today before we extend our credit limit any more. there were are cuts and savings. only $7 billion next year compared to $900 billion of credit being released and that is nothing. that is absolutely nothing. it is one fifth of one penny of what we spend each year is what we were going to say. >> greta: sitting on the house floor and you are voting no and speaker wants you you to vote yes on it. like bad vibes, you sort of want to get out the door? >> not really. >> greta: did you tell him yourself you were
says a smaller package of about $2 trillion is more realistic. >> yes it's a big package will require big tax increases. it's a job killer. >> when asked whether or not he thought that they could reach a deal in the next 10 days, the president said "we have to." his press conference is scheduled for later this morning. reporting live on capitol hill, abc 7 news. >> thanks very much. jim moran wants to hear your ideas on how to reduce the national debt. the northern virginia democrat and the nonpartisan coalition are hosting an event in arlington tonight. participants will look at budget priorities and see how they will be affected by the various proposals. and it is 6:06. we have 73 degrees on this monday. >> and when "good morning washington" returns, albert haynesworth's sexual assault case heads back to court. we'll tell you what's next for the controversial redskins player. plus, safety concerns mount after the casey anthony verdict and sentencing. what's being done at the memorial to the florida mother's young daughter, caylee? >> but
but only after a big budget cuts, a spending cap, and the adoption of a balanced budget amendment. president obama says that he will veto that bill. >>> the loudoun county board of supervisors today is expected to vote on a plan that could lower the costs of the dulles rail project. the proposal by the u.s. transportation secretary would require the airports authority to reverse its decision and support an above-ground station. it would also require loudoun and fairfax counties to assume millions of dollars in those costs. >>> 5:05 on this tuesday. the guardian angels are taking action. >> today they will be along the metropolitan branch trail beginning today. this comes after a robbery since may. the group will join stepped up police trails in that area. critics stepped up police patrols. the you see someone suspicious, keep your distance and then contact police. >>> 7 is on your side with confirmation of a new type of crash avoidance system to reduce low speed rear end crashes. the highway loss data institute released a new study that looked at 2010 volvo's outfitted with a cras
officer is accused of running a big heroine to bring. >> business has rattled the department. >> the police department started the investigation against daniel redd after the allegations surfaced. daniel redd was approaching retirement, but now he can spend the rest of his life in prison. there is some comfort in knowing a police officer is your neighbor. that all changed today. >> it is sad you have to call the cops on the cop >>reporter: his home on shamrock avenue were 41 -year-old daniel redd lit and allegedly operated a heroine organization became part of a federal investigation. daniel redd was indicted in a grand jury -- grand jury on what four other civilians and faces life in prison. >> i hope that sends a very powerful message that if you carry a gun and deal drugs, whether you are a street corner check your police officer, you will be the link the term >>reporter: u.s. attorney for maryland says the investigation was initiated by the baltimore police department dating back to january. the 51 page indictment describes daniel redd acting as the drug ringleader as wel
. those conditions could cause big problems. brianne carter is live on the national mall as we get ready for today's east.-- today's heat. >> usually we filigrees at this time of the morning, a petite is already in washington. today is going to be even worse than yesterday. another day of heat and humidity. while this is part of what summer in washington is like, people are taking precautions. many try to gaps out during predict many try to get out during the early morning or late evening. we will feel that again today. on days likeness its can certainly be unhealthy and potentially dangerous. officials with the fire department say that they do see an increase in calls on days like this. they are urging everyone to stay hydrated and stay in the status possible. we are certainly going to be dealing with the heat. -- stay and the shade,. >>> people in the midwest, the south, and the northeast are doing all they can to stay cool. there are heat advisory is in 20 states. but he is expected to stick around for a few more days. -- the heat is expected to stick around. >>> a lightning strike i
go to jla.com. holiday now the big today. begins this year the holidays might busiest place to be. says the number of drivers will drop this career is yersnumber o xpected to soar. good morning, mike. >> good morning. ssengers traveling through airports.area m. is just after 5:00 a. we're already seeing a lot of activity here at reagan national airport. air travel in our region is up year. ing 22% this e 784,000 people plan to of l by car this fourth uly, aa oonch says that is down from the same time last year. that's why the highways should crowded as less declining gas he prices which have dropped a quarter in the past month. aaa says most americans will stay closer to home this year. distance will be down 7% miles, compared to 20 2010. for those staying in the city, there will be plenty to look . rward to the transportation authority id choosing your travel time can make a big difference if you're heading out to the beach this weekend. if you happen to have the day off and you're watching now, that is a good start. the bridge before 10:00 a.m. in the morning or after 10:00 p.
is investigating. >>> another big story is picking up the pieces. two storms pounded parts of the region. the cleanup is barely under way. >> we have a look at the destructions and one of the hardest hit parts of northern virginia. >> early this morning several roads remain blocked and closed throughout arlington county. it is obvious that people here are picking up the pieces left behind by sunday's storm. early this morning officials are saying that several roads will remain closed. old dominion drive and cleve road. people describe this area after the storm as it were some. neighbors we talked to said that they were left cleaning up the big mess that mother nature and left behind. the storm toppled trees on the houses and cars and of downed power lines. it took off sections of other people's roofs. other areas took a big hit from the storm. trees smashed cars parked along streets in capitol hill. in bowie maryland, lightning struck a tree where a mother was. they are ok. if you use the areas on old dominion road or glebe road, officials are requesting you take an alternate route. >>>
. >>> a transgendered person ered in d.c., but was it a hate crime? >> big change is coming to the controversy all body scanners. >> the difference is strikingly different. >> 7 on your side with why women are more likely to suffer from man.ines than >> if you want a glimpse of " 're going to experience the at theuple days, look country. the >>> new developments in the scandal.king the british prime minister, avid cameron, found himself in the hot seat. the prime minister defended his actions. a former news of the world editor was recently arrested, but claims that he knew nothing hacking.one >> i have an old-fashioned view of innocence until proven guilty. have beenturns out i lied to, that would be a moment for a profound apology. in that event, i will not fall short. >> that editor resigned in january. today, news reports said "news the world" deliberately tried thwart the phone hacking investigation. >>> the tsa is installing new software that will eliminate passenger-specific images. the newsstand is designed to nce privacy but maintain security -- the new scan is enhance privacy but maintain secu
program and is expected to open september 15th. increased traffic in the area is a big concern. the department of defense is making millions of dollars available to communities that will be impacted by brac. congressman chris van holland says he expects the department of defense to explain how municipalities can apply for that money later this week. >>> when we come back tonight on news4 at 6:00, a murder suspect is back behind bars this evening after beating the system, despite a sophisticated bracelet system. >>> we have proof that walking in the streets of the nation's capital can be dangerous in the height of the tourist season na. >>> we're getting a new look tonight at a stage collapse during a packed concert. ♪ happy birthday to you >>> and today an entire nation helps to make the birthday wish of nelson mandela come true. >>> and hakem, what's going on in sports tonight? >> jim, coming up in sports, the nfl labor stand offis inching closer to a resolution. the washington kastles trying to stay unbeaten in tennis and what the head coach had to say after her team, the u
if there is a chance to put this big deal back together that he and speaker boehner were very close to having this deal last week, that in many ways this speech was almost a post-mortem, almost setting up the blame game for the fact that no big deal is going to happen and no matter what happens here at the end of the day the debt ceiling is probably going to go up, nobody is going to be happy about the deal. i can tell you this, ann, i had a bunch of democrats who said to me would have been a good speech to give two weeks ago. >> i know that he calls republican activism, so much so that we hear capitol hill websites were crashing last night because so many people were trying to e-mail representatives. it sounds like he spooked main street. will he also speak wall street? >> no, wall street is calm. the markets are looking good today. we had a blip down in the indicators from 9:05 and 9:20, then i came right back. nobody is buying the panic or skyrocketing interest rates scenario. >> that said, hedge funds are prepare for a default. >> there's a possibility that we could default. it will be short term.
, and they're not a big problem for her. >>> bachmann surged into second place among 12 republicans. mitt romney remains number one at 30%. bachmann is at 16%. that's a big difference from a month ago when she was at 3%. texas governor rick perry comes in third, but he hasn't even decided on a presidential run. >>> today the army major accused of going on a shooting rampage at ft. hood in 2009 will be formally charged. former major nadal hasan will be arraigned today on 13 points of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder. hasan will get to enter a plea, but because he faces the death penalty, military law requires him to plead not guilty. attorneys for hasan say they may use an insanity defense. that trial expected to start next march. >>> this morning a taliban spokesman is denying reports the group's leader is dead. the spokesman says a text message sent to journalists claiming the insurgent leader mullah omar had died is fake and the result of a phone hack. rumors of omar's death began to circulate when the text message announced the quote commander of the m
the road so we did not end up in this fiscal mess. >> everyone is going to the movies and a big story in the country right now and it relates to what is going on in the debt battle, the white house versus congress right now, battling, and president and cantor, reminiscent to harry potter and it ends this week. there is president obama versus speaker boehner. >> it would be terrifying if they had magical powers. how scary. >> who would be harry potter? >>dave: we will give you an idea, we compared the two in a roll out of this battle versus harry potter. look at this. >> i've been hearing from my republican friends for some time it is a moral imperative to tackle our debt and deficit in a serious way so i have said to them, let's go. >> we are in a crisis. >> i'm voting "no," on the debt ceiling. >> failing to raise the debt ceiling would be armageddon. >> i will not sign a 30-day or 60-day or 90-day extension. >> this debt limit increase is his problem. >> failure is not an option. >> this could have been avoided. >> you think you can hold the government ransom? >> we will in the supp
above the average high this time of year, which is 89. but still, big break from the extreme heat we've seen the last few days. by late afternoon, though, we could get some thunderstorms, some of which could produce heavy downpours, may cause localized flooding. here's a look at the traffic. danella, good morning. >>> good morning, and happy monday. let's start off with a look at some of our local bridges. this is the key bridge so far. looks excellent. no delays or accidents to report for you. i can tell you, d.c., your southeast bridges are good. all, no accidents or major delays to report to you at this time. and looking at 66, you are going to see some volume as you head east. right here, and that volume's going to continue as you make your way toward the beltway. inside and outside the beltway on 66, it's clear, with no accidents to report. back to you eun and joe. >> thank you. >>> new from overnight, one firefighter has been -- has been injured in a rather -- hospitalized for exhaustion while battling a house fire in hyattsville in prince georges county. the fire started at a
, this backup plan could be left as the last option standing. but the big question is always, wolf, will it pass the house? can it pass the house? and this seems to be another example of just how divided the republican party is on this issue. >> yeah, it's a huge, huge division right now. going forward, this debate, we'll see what happens. kate, thanks very much. let's check in with jack right now. he's got the "cafferty file." >> despite that nasty game of chicken going on in washington over raising the debt ceiling. congressional leaders in both parties pretty much agree that doing it is going to be necessary. the argument is over what else goes into the bill that's tying them up and bringing the country dangerously close to defaulting on some of our loans. according to a new poll, 40% do not want the debt ceiling raised and they want their members of congress to vote against any measures that raise it. only 22% want their lawmakers to vote for raising the debt ceiling. and more than 1/3 of americans say they're just not sure. when asked which is a greater concern, 51% say raising the debt cei
, use what we know are good skills at lying, erase her past or going to take a big payday although there is option three which is the money piling up in her account for men who for whatever reason, motives unknown seem to want to take care of her so she does have fans. i don't know if you saw the reports she does have fans. >> she has sponsors. >> sponsors is a polite way to put it. >> when we talk about the fact that she has money making potential to come to talk about the ordeal she went through, isn't it also a scarlet letter put on whatever organization decides to pay this woman? >> absolutely. when the adult entertainment industry, when triple x entertainers are saying our customers can't stand to have you involved with us, it's hard for a main stream organization to get behind her. >> tony what about the logistics for sunday? the reporting i've been hearing out of orange county florida they're not able to protect her other than if she were to call 911 and needed help they're not able to provide body guards or any services to her safety. >> there will probably be people waitin
is the big bad government is a threat to us. the consumer protection bureau as most americans understand is the government protecting them from abuse by private financial institutions. and they are terrified that the public will see that there is value to a public institution that can prevent them from being abused by private institutions because it undercuts the whole rationale that the government is always bad, always a problem. and that's why we are fighting so hard for it. >> congressman barney frank, democrat of massachusetts, ranking democrat on the financial committee. thank you for your time tonight. >>> texas governor, and gonna run for president guy, rick perry made a very surprising decision today that is going to upset some of his most ardent supporters. i'll tell you about it with a smile when i come back. k of pos. in here, the planned combination of at&t and t-mobile would deliver our next generation mobile broadband experience to 55 million more americans, many in small towns and rural communities, giving them a new choice. we'll deliver better service, with thousands of
a controversial last choice option to end the stalemate. >>> how big was it? word this morning the number of possible victims involved in that hacking scandal in britain could be in the thousands. this morning one celebrity who says he was a target, hugh grant, speaks out in a live interview. >>> and we need aboat. a huge 18-foot-long saltwater crocodile leaps out of the river to the delight and terror of tourists. and the photographer who took the picture says it's no croc d the picture says it's no croc d day. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry. boy, the gloves are off in washington. the move could be more today because the president and top congressional leaders are going to go back to the negotiating table yet again. >> that's right. the republicans were not at all happy with the president's comment on tuesday. now senator mitch mcconnell has offered that last chance option. we're going to tell you what he is offering straight ahead. >>> also this morning matt, it was a deadly cras
right into the water looking for one of those lionfish. one of those tentacles hits you, you are in big trouble. it is full of poison, but everybody says they taste pretty good. >> taste like chicken. who knows? >> default for everything. speaking of default, let's go to capitol hill right now where members of congress are starting to hear from all of you after those dueling speeches from president obama and the house speaker on monday night, the switchboards on capitol hill were besieged, overwhelmed yesterday. thousands of phone calls and e-mails coming in almost all of them saying, robin, just get this done. >> so only five days left on the clock, george as you know, that important vote delayed by the house speaker as we get closer to potential financial chaos. abc's jonathan karl is on capitol hill. he has been tracking all the latest for us overnight. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. we are reaching crisis time here on capitol hill. the republicans delayed a vote on their bill in the house because they don't even have enough republican votes to pass their own bi
of here earlier than i've ever seen them leave before. 5:00, 5:30, ready for a big next couple of days. because what they're going to have to do now, they're going to have to pack four months worth of free agent activity into about four days. so obviously, the nfl players, a player rep from each team, 32 guys, met over teleconference today, and agreed to the new labor agreement. so this is done. this morning, players from the executive board met in downtown d.c. at the nflpa headquarters, and after that conference call, they were joined by some owners and league representatives and the deal was done. so some minor details to be worked out. it's going to last for ten years, though. that's the good news. and amazingly, after four and a half months of a work stoppage, the nfl preseason starts almost on time. >> we're happy that we've got an agreement that we have reached. i'll turn it over to roger to say a few words, and -- we'll finish it up. >> well, it's been a long time coming, and football is back, and that's the great news for everybody. i want to thank d. and all of the players fo
more about the events. >> stepping up for a big celebration. dozer the dog is back. i'm laura, and this is my cvs. i just transferred a prescription to cvs because they have care 1on1. it's where the pharmacist stops and talks to me about safety and saving money with generic prescriptions. laura, let's talk about possible side effects. it's all about me. love that. ge t care 1on1 and talk savings safety, and side effects when you transfer or fill a new, ongoing prescription. i'm laura, and this is my cvs. it's all mine. >>> it local stock made headlines across the region, and regiondozer the dog makes national headlines when he runs a marathon by himself. >> media from all over the nation are drawing attention to dozer's cause. >> on a fateful day in may, three-year-old dozer a decision that would change his life. he bolted there is invisible fence and joined a team of thousands running a half marathon. he jumped in at mile 5 and kept pace for 8 miles. at two hours and 14 minutes this youtube video shows him crossing the that is lined with a smile. >> we were like
while. right now here's that big upper level ridge, but we're getting a little cooler air coming in. this, though, back in canada, this is where the real relief comes. as we move into the early part of next week, by tuesday, the heat breaks in the north east. seasonal in the mid atlantic states. unfortunately for our friends in the south and the southwest and gulf koes coast the heat goes on. >> thank you very much. we'll get the rest of the fra forecast coming up. but let's turn to the idea of how dangerous the temperatures are. we're have dr. nancy snyderman with more tips. just remind us. >> the heat wave like this, elderly and the very young people with breathing conditions. but right now, frankly, everyone is at risk. it's a reminder that as many people die of heat-related illnesses than all the natural disasters. number one thing, ann, is called heat stroke. that's where you're literally, your core body temperature goes high, up to 103 degrees. you stop sweating. your skin turns hot, red and dry. h is a medical emergency. you take the cooler and dump the ice on them. >> it's h
him as a big brother. >> respectful, polite, generous. those were the words used to describe a young basketball star and honor roll student, now gone. >> he had a very great future ahead of him. >> i want to dedicate this season to him. he will be our sixth man all season long. we will play with the chip on our shoulder. >> they wore their jerseys at the emerald for markets. no moment seemed more touching than when coach russell ended his eulogy with a song, but could not finishe it. [applause] a tribute to a port on the court, a future now gone. -- a forward on the court. prosecutors are meeting police to decide whether or not to classify the case as an accidental shooting. a teenaged girl is recovering after an accidental shooting in east baltimore. investigators say the 15-year- at girl was shot in the neeknee about 11:45 p.m. last night. baltimore police are investigating two separate cripple shootings, one deadly. investigators their 31-year-old man was shot this morning in northeast baltimore. he was rushed to bayview, where he died. a short time later, police learned to others
at the beach. they are dealing with a pretty big thunderstorm here. that one will not be effecting us tonight. as we head towards fireworks time it stays steamy. most spots based on the radar trend should stay dry. >>> thousands are packing into the inner harbor for a huge fireworks show tonight. of course security will be a top priority. abc 2 news christian schaffer is live in the thick of it. >> reporter: some 40,000 people expected to watch from the inner harbor tonight. security is going to be a main concern. that is why there will be several hundred city police officers here. some of them are wearing their uniforms. those are only four of them. i have seen at least a few dozen in the hour or so that we have been here. the focus is on safety. hundreds in plain clothes and in uniforms. last night there was a shooting in a parking garage just north of the inner harbor and in a spot where a lot of people are coming downtown to watch the show. the victim was shot in the chest but is expected to survive. police not releasing his name. police have been quick to point out that this was not som
the table, the problem is so big we won't bo able to fix it and the politics are such that it's going to be impossible to get everybody around the table to come one a deal. it really is time for everybody to put these lines in the sand aside and start trying to fix the problem, which is what i think is gang of six did this week breathes a lot of new life into this whole discussion of how do we fix this problem in a way to get a lot of people to sign on and by doing it smartly that's going to help tremendously. >> do you think that the market, the rating agencies and others looking at it from the outside will take it seriously if there is some sort of agreement, a handshake whatever you call it between the president and the speaker of the house that has 217 votes and can get through the house, that there's an agreement for things that will be triggered down the road, is that going to be good enough, tax reform down the road? >> there's a lot of risk. people tend not to believe politicians doing hard things later. at the same time we need to lift the debt ceiling. we need to do that rig
the times plant as you approach bladensburg road. and on the rails, big delay. this is on the marc. brunswick east, train number 890, your delay is 21 minutes. i'll be back in ten minutes with another update. back to you, joe and aaron. >> danella, thank you. >>> new from overnight, holy cross hospital is fully operational now after a fire caused evacuations there. montgomery county fire investigators tell us that a heating and air conditioning unit outside the building caught fire around 11:15 last night. smoke got inside the third floor, which includes the maternity ward. hospital staff moved some patients to another part of the building while fire crews put out the flames. fire crews say no patients were in any danger. >>> the august 2nd deadline is many looin looming, and there is still no debt limit compromise. president obama will hold another press conference to update the nation on his efforts to increase the limit. melissa mollet with more on what the president is expected to say. >> that news conference is scheduled at 11:00 this morning. this comes amid new hope a deal c
could do that. >> wait until they have the ipad that's that big, you could stand in front of an ipad and kiss it too. i suppose. >> virtual. >>> we better go to weather. >> yes, we do. >> you were right, 93 didn't sound much better when we talked about it today. but it felt better. >> you don't think of waterspouts with pennsylvania, too often. this is erie county, pennsylvania, and this is bear beach just off bear beach, northwestern area of the state. it forms, a strong line of thunderstorms came through yesterday. and it dissipated before it came on to land. of course, around here what we saw was pockets of heavy rain and flash flooding yesterday. our high temperature today 95 degrees after starting out at 76, boy, that sure was nice. the average high 89 degrees, over the next couple days, temperatures are still going to remain above the average high. today, though, the nicest since july 17th, when the humidity was way down too. all that ugly heat, the monster heat is going to return. at the end of the workweek, by week's end. and it's going to stick around for a day or two. 93
're back. >>> and check out this big thank you. an amazing moment off the coast. how a humpback whale, whose life was saved by a group of researchers, repaid the favor. >>> good evening. i'm dan harris. david muir is on assignment tonight in africa. we'll go to him in just a moment. but we want to start in washington, where tonight, we're seeing something highly unusual. hope. there was a real change of tone today in the debt debate. now, we should say, the hope now, we should say, the hope we're seeing tonight is still very tentative and very fragile. but with the clock ticking down, and there it is, three days left. some of the major players in this game are starting to sound like they might finally be getting down to business to break the impasse. abc's senior political correspondent, jon karl, has been on this story every step of the way. and he leads us off, once again, tonight. jon, good evening to you. >> reporter: good evening, dan. well, the house and the senate have spent the last 24 hours on a series of showboats on bills that have no chance of passing. but republican leade
. you ready for lower humidity warmup? another big the [ female announcer ] welcome to busch gardens williamsburg, where d.c. goes to get away. maybe it's because washington d.c. loves the legendary coasters. or that your entire family will have fun, even the little ones. it could be that water country usa has more of the waves, slides and rides everyone wants. so plan your getaway and come play. you never know who you'll run into. get started at buschgardens.com/dc. >> there's no choice. no alternative. failure is not an option. >> straight ahead, the deficit show down count down. where we stand with one week left. good morning, washington. it's monday july 25. thank you for waking up with us. >> we begin with traffic and weather every 10 minutes. we have the first check of a pretty hot forecast out there. >> heat and humidity back in. 81 degrees. this is the coolest we've been for a morning temperature since thursday. 76 at dulles. looking at the heat index. it feels like 88 this morning downtown. we are looking for a cold front. moving into the evening hours allowing for some thun
. it is still hot in my world, but it's better. >> we will take it. 5:12 on this tuesday morning. >> big cuts at blackberry and the delivery that thousands of post offices do not want. >> attributed the king of pop another good thing about geico is, they've got, like, real live people working there 24/7. so like say you need to report a claim, alright. a real person will be there to help you. then you can use geico.com to vi p photos of the damage, track your claim, print an estimate. you want an english muffin? they literally hand you a toasted muffin with butter and jam. (sigh) whaa. tasty. that's, that's a complete dramatization of course, but you get my point. vo: geico 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. >>> we began our top stories with some breaking news. 11 people hospitalized after being exposed to carbon monoxide in rockville. if it happened around 2:00 this morning at a building on first street. the building was evacuated for short-time. a faulty water heater is to blame. that problem is now being fixed. >>> president obama and house speaker jo
the country. >> reporter: record setting heat matt big apple broil. >> this is not hot. it's fire. >> reporter: new york central park hit a new record at 102 degrees. the record highs meant record demand for power. con ed used voice mails to ask customers to conserve. >> turn off noncritical electric equipment such as televisions, computer, micro wafrks washer, dryers, air conditioners. >> reporter: across the river in new jersey, things were even hotter. newark hit a record 108. >> it's too much. too hot. what are you going to do? just got to deal with it. >> reporter: thousands dealt with blazing temperatures by hitting the jersey shore. the water was refreshing. but the sand was blistering. >> oh, it's brutal. the heat is brutal. >> reporter: millions suffered with brutal heat friday from sterling, virginia all the way to boston. portland, maine hit 100 degrees for the first time since 1975. east coast residents should expect at least one more day of sweltering heat before much needed relief. >> a cold front drops down from the north and with that, we will see cooler air move into place. an
and the president addressed, you know, the budget, entitlements, supposedly entitlement reform. instead he got a big slap in the face. paul ryan was not sitting back on his heels waiting for someone tolls lead. guess what else he got from the white house for doing that big slap in the face and disrespected as he sat and watched the president. that's how they deal with people. >> another example today, laura. senator mcconnell took president obama up on his challenge and said please come over and they said it's not a conversation worth having? >> laura: two fundraisers today, dana. the business of campaigning seems to trump the business. >> they better look out because the ads that others are putting forward are a lot better than the messaging coming out of the entire administration. shep. >> laura: meanwhile joe trippi. people in the republican field scoring pretty big numbers who haven't even announced they are going to be in the race. like governor perry of texas and even giuliani gets some numbers. what gives there? i think romney is doing a lot of things right but i think there are other folks t
of the other spots where you can jump on the parkway. it's been a big inconvenience for folks. keep in mind, though, this is a very small window of time they're going to do this. from 7:00 a.m. until 9:15, that's when they're going to reopen the southbound lanes of cathedral. after 9:15, they're going to close it back down and run the traffic the rest of the day just in the northbound direction. so basically, they're providing you some relief but only during the morning rush hour. hopefully, that's going to help a lot of folks out. they're going to get on southbound rock creek parkway. you're going to have to get at it. 9:15 is when they're going to turn it around and make it northbound again. it's been a tough go for folks in this area. not a lost places to jump on the parkway. hopefully, this is going to help people out. eun, back to you. >> megan mcgrath. megan, thank you. >>> elderly drivers are often teased for driving too slowly, but a new study out this morning shows your kids may be safer riding with their grandparents than they are with you. the study looked at car crash claims in
from the team's big star, venus williams. before the event area youngsters got to interact with her. she says it is her way to connect with the community. >> i am about to faint in a minute. this is the reason i play. >> i was here in april for the learning center. it was great. many of the kids were here. i get to see them a few times per year. >> what a great opportunity for the young people. venus williams and the kastles play boston tomorrow night. >> 6:25 and there's still another half hour of "good morning, washington." >> coming up, roger clemens goes from the pitching mound to court. >> the local mother indicted on murder charges after her son is found dead in a hot car. what prosecutors say this is not the first time. >> a little bit of activity and our answer this morning. there is some radar echoes right now and i will show you what the rain chances are. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >>> straight ahead, a stunning verdict what is next for casey anthony after a jury acquitted her of murder? the morning to you, washington. it is wednes
big brother, brooks, unlike anything they would ever know again. magic time. >> we grew up in a city called bel ame which is right on the mouth of the amazon, right where the atlantic meets the amazon river. and finally it occurredvom to m why i love being near the water so much. because that's where i grew up and where i traveled with my dad. >> reporter: and so they were close, as close as a family on its own in such a place as this could possibly be. and accomplished. marilyn douglas could have sung professionally had she wanted to. could have done all kinds of things. >> she was a straight-a student. i just saw her as being so smart and successful in what it was that she wanted to do. >> and what she wanted to do more than anything else was raise brooks and leslie. >> you can see their faces still? >> oh, yes. and i can hear my mom singing. ♪ i seek thee >> she did once. every week at church. and at home where she sewed the outfits leslie wore to compete in miss teen oklahoma. >> i was the one that spent time with my mom, whether it be singing or her making me a new dress for a
towards us in a big way. out there on a sunday morning, though, a gorgeous sunrise out there. mid-level clouds drifting harmlessly overhead. beautiful shot of the rising sun. sun officially up five minutes ago. so an early start to the day today. temperatures dropped mostly into the 60s. 66 in leesburg. 6 in fairfax. 70, fredericksburg. 73 in washington. 70 in gaithersburg, germantown and silver spring. the view here shows not a whole lot going to. we are waiting on high temperatures to start sneaking back in our direction. 79 degrees at 9:00 a.m. 85 by noon time. highs this afternoon up to 88, 89 degrees or so. if you're headed on down to the beach, it's going to be a great day at the coastline today both today and tomorrow. ocean temperature right now at 70 degrees. that's not too terribly bad. high temperatures low to mid-80s. plenty of sunshine for everybody who is heading on down to the beach. you're going to want to stay near the cool waters of the ocean because, man, is it going to be ugly hot around haoe. we could be looking at not one but two or three 100-degree days by t
70s by late evening. sunset today at 8:24. we'll take a look, though, at some big heat building by the end of the week. i'll tell you how hot and look at the weekend as well at 6:21. danella, how's traffic? >> good morning. >>> let's start out in montgomery county. i have fire activity. there's a truck on fire at shady grove road at gaithers roadblocking all of your lanes there. a look at 95 at pohick road, you're delayed out of dale city. those delays continue as you continue to head north. if you're making your way onto 395, the story is the same, congested already at duke street. i can tell you the 14th street bridge is looking a little better. it's clear at this time, but i can't promise that is going to last more long. back to you, eun and joe. >> thank you very much, danella. >>> it is now 6:13. 75 degrees. coming up, how the debt project in)" >>> good morning and welcome back. the redskins are already wheeling and dealing in what may be one of the most frantic weeks in nfl history. the most important role is getting rid of donovan mcnabb. vikings are in talks with the ski
start in the atlantic. >> the big story this morning is the congress and the president are working feverishly to reach a deal to raise the debt ceiling. the deadline is now two days away. >> a plan was expected to come up for a vote but was withdrawn late last night as the haggling continued. brian mooar has the story from washington. >> and majority leader harry reid delayed the vote on his debt ceiling plan until later today. >> i spoke with the white house quite a few times this evening. have asked me to give everyone as much time as possible to reach an agreement. >> it was the same plan shot down hours earlier by the house. >> the rules are not suspended and the bill is not passed. >> finding a bill that will pass is no easy task. >> we will not compromise on our principles. >> with two days until the deadline looming in new deal on the table, republicans revealed a are talking again with president obama. >> the only way we will get an agreement is to have an agreement with the president. >> talking is a step in the right direction, but that is about it. >> we will fight you o
. that's a reason to switch. big savings -- it's a good look for you. [ blower whirring ] [blower stops] the safety was off. out there with a better way. now, that's progressive. >>> welcome back to news 4 today. i'm aaron gilchrist. it's sunday, july 31st. we'll take a look at your headlines in just a second. first, though, a quick update on your forecast. chuck bell is here with details for us. >> final day of july. first two months of july are going down way warmer than average. we'll have more 90-degree days than any other month in history. it will be the hottest month in history in washington. breaking the record we set only 12 months ago. sometimes records just don't stand for as long as i wish they could. outside right now, haedz sunshine over washington. 85 degrees downtown. still holding back in the mid-70s in manassas and prince william county. 87 in st. mary's city, solomon's island. 84, annapolis. 84, frederick, maryland. all those showers are way to our south. that's where most of them will stay. might get a sprinkle or two later this afternoon. but not so much around town.
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